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WandaVision's huge line will restore your hope in 2021

Wanda sits on yellow couch in tears as Vision kneels beside her in his work clothes.

Pain is part of the story

In episode 8, Vision asks a grieving Wanda, "It can't all be sorrow, can it?" 

His question, though innocent, lingers in the air for the audience. We too want a resolution. We want to see Wanda and Vision reunited without outside forces pulling them apart. And their story reflects our inner longings for respite from the tide of pain from 2020.

It can't be all pain, right?

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The Mandalorian: The Softer Side of a Hunter is Narrative Gold

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+

The Mandalorian, Season 2 rocketed into Disney+ with a new episode featuring some fan favorites. You’ll get plenty of Din Djarin swaggering in his Beskar armor, Baby Yoda floating along in his crib, and Western-style showdowns with beasts and baddies.

There’s some surprises. And of course Disney will leave you hanging with a character twist by the end.

There’s one ingredient, thankfully, the writing team keeps expanding: The humanity of the Mandalorian.

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Waiting for Sunday in this Saturday World

We are living in a Saturday world. That space and time between the finished work of Jesus and His return. As we celebrate Holy Week we live out this story at the micro level: The solemnity and weight of Good Friday, remembering the sacrifice…

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